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See also: Encrinus


A labeled Encrinus liliformus. Paleontology Museum of Zürich, Switzerland.


From New Latin. See encrinite.


encrinus (plural encrini)

  1. (paleontology) Any of a genus Encrinus of fossil encrinoidea from the Mesozoic rocks.

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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for encrinus in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)